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Study: Meat eaters must cut consumption by half to forestall climate change

Posted By admin On April 14, 2012 @ 4:16 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Suzanne Goldenberg
London Guardian [1]
April 14, 2012

Meat eaters in developed countries will have to eat a lot less meat, cutting consumption by 50%, to avoid the worst consequences of future climate change, new research warns.

The fertilisers used in farming are responsible for a significant share of the warming that causes climate change.

study published in Environmental Research Letters [2] warns that drastic changes in food production and at the dinner table are needed by 2050 in order to prevent catastrophic global warming.

It’s arguably the most difficult challenge in dealing with climate change: how to reduce emissions from food production while still producing enough to feed a global population projected to reach 9 billion by the middle of this century.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/13/study-meat-eaters-must-cut-consumption-by-half-to-forestall-climate-change/

[2] study published in Environmental Research Letters: http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/7/2/024005/article

[3] Meat must be rationed to four portions a week, says report on climate change: http://www.prisonplanet.com/meat-must-be-rationed-to-four-portions-a-week-says-report-on-climate-change.html

[4] Climate change is no threat-Czech president: http://www.prisonplanet.com/climate-change-is-no-threat-czech-president.html

[5] Rajendra Pachauri: head of UN climate change panel clocks up half a million miles of air travel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rajendra-pachauri-head-of-un-climate-change-panel-clocks-up-half-a-million-miles-of-air-travel.html

[6] Climate chief Lord Stern: give up meat to save the planet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/climate-chief-lord-stern-give-up-meat-to-save-the-planet.html

[7] Warmist’s Answer to High Food Prices: “Climate Tax” On Milk and Meat.: http://www.prisonplanet.com/warmist%e2%80%99s-answer-to-high-food-prices-%e2%80%9cclimate-tax%e2%80%9d-on-milk-and-meat.html

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